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Their pieces bring a more all-encompassing, quasi theatrical experience to audiences.

Their techniques have enabled them to bond in new ways with audiences, resulting pdoto spectacularly-successful performances. Currently in a long-term project to record all of his chamber music for the Red Mark label — Eight CDs and Four DVDs have been released to date, with several more in various stages of production — he continues to maintain his double life as both a composer and performer.

Unable to find one he liked, he decided to write his own. Portions were broadcast on WNIB in and He has written Rabbath four major compositions — with a fifth in the works — with orchestra that span a musical landscape from the most contemporary and serious – Four Scenes after Picasso – to the most unusual Carmen Fantasy that anyone is likely to encounter.

Commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the University of Maryland School of Music, the two-act, two and a half hour production was directed by Leon Major and was given it’s premiere production in April of To see a full list with links of interviews which have been transcribed and posted on this website, click here.

The result – The Fools of Time – is a jazz-based work and was premiered in February Commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony for the its th anniversary inthe work brought Proto and Chenault together with the vocalist Cleo Laine and actor Paul Winfield for the first time.


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Frank Proto was born in Brooklyn, New York in Working in such an all-encompassing musical atmosphere, both as a player and a composer, has resulted in Proto being able to become as comfortable with the large orchestra as he is with a jazz rhythm section.

He programmed a baroque work, a romantic piece, protk an avant-garde composition using electronic tape, but he wanted a contemporary composition in a more American style. This transcription was made and posted on this website in The success aonata Ghost resulted in two new commissions for the pair. He does not hesitate to pick up his bass to play with a jazz or chamber music group or travel near or far to play a solo recital.

He began piano studies at frznk age of sonnata and the double bass at the age of 16 while a student at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. Frank was appointed Composer-in-Residence by Thomas Schippers in and during his tenure with the orchestra every music director commissioned him to compose works to feature various principal players, visiting guest soloists or the orchestra itself on its subscription concerts, including Max Rudolf Concerto No. His interviews have also appeared in various magazines and journals sinceand he now continues his broadcast series on WNUR-FMas well as on Contemporary Classical Internet Radio.

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Together they have explored various ways to utilize the orchestra in ways beyond the traditional. In the pair finished their largest project to date: As a composer he his self-taught. It has subsequently been performed hundreds of times worldwide by scores of bassists, and has entered the standard double bass repertoire. Proto believes strongly in maintaining the connection between composing and performing — a tradition that once was the norm but feank now the exception outside of the jazz and pop fields.


The result frqnk as exhilarating as it is natural.

As a student aonata David Walter, Frank performed the first solo double bass recital in sonqta history of the school. Their most recent collaboration, The Tuner, a Musical Prophecy in Seven Scenes for Vocalist, Actors and Sonaais a musical what if centered around the events of the present time.

Bridges – Eddie Daniels plays the music of Frank Protowhich features the world premiere performances and recordings of Sketches of Gershwin and Sextet for Clarinet and Strings. Proto is also passionate in his belief that performing artists and composers should not hesitate to tackle the pressing issues that confront society today – the controversial social and political issues that most artists in this supposedly free society of ours are loathe to confront with their art.

In Proto began another collaboration — with poet, playwright and author John Chenault. Orchestral works include; Can this be Man?

Frank Proto: Sonata

During the early s Frank earned his living as a free-lance bassist in New York City, performing with such organizations as the Symphony of the Air, American Symphony, the Robert Shaw Chorale, and — as one of the original members — the Princeton Chamber Orchestra. The prize included a commission for a major orchestra work. After graduating he attended the Manhattan School of Music aonata he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

This conversation was recorded at his hotel in Chicago on June 15, Proto and Daniels also collaborated on a year-long DVD project: